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James Young Quotes and Sayings

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So, it's a matter of that I want to take our music around the globe.
- James Young

In my own mind, we are a much happier and much more
functional family and a much more well balanced group
of individual s both off and on the stage -
in the current incarnation.
- James Young

You know the puritan ethic that started out four centuries ago in this country,
needless to say - at least for the moment -
a thing of the past -
from what I can tell.
- James Young

I'll play until they have to scrape me off the stage.
- James Young

 

But there are rock and roll fans all over this continent and all over the globe,
really, and we're just set at marking the planet with
Styx music until the day we die.
- James Young

I don't quite have the energy for extra curricular activities.
I have to pace myself a little bit more.
- James Young

People like to let loose at rock concerts and it gives
them an excuse to do it in a way that is not destructive
to others and not really destructive to the band.
- James Young

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I don't know, I think the crowds are even more responsive
now because the audiences are skewing younger.
- James Young

Whereas with us - what you hear is what's happening
right then and there on the stage -
so we don't need no stinking technology.
- James Young

Yes, indeed, in fact I would tell you that we go out
of our way to be true to the original feeling and sort
of sonic and musical pallet that we painted with back then.
- James Young

It is something we have always excelled at and prided ourselves at -
the excellences of our stage performance.
- James Young

We're gonna release a studio album probably a year
from now and we've got these recordings that we did
with Coco Taylor and Johnny Johnson,
who was Chuck Berry's piano player.
- James Young

Seeing our VH-1 Behind the Music shows just how dysfunctional
some of the moments of the band were but this new line-up
has put the fun back in dysfunction.
- James Young

So, maybe you don't see blues so much in Styx's music
but it is definitely part of Tommy's early music.
- James Young

Ten years ago, in 94, we thought maybe nobody would
ever care about Styx again.
- James Young

And for REO - they get to play for some Styx fans and
then we get to play in front of some REO fans.
It helps spread the new music to the following of other bands.
- James Young

The band we have now on stage is the band I always wanted to be in.
- James Young

And I said - Styx - as a musical group it is our place
to reflect the light that is shining on us back onto this place and say -
this is where so much great stuff started.
- James Young

The studio that we mix in is still in Chicago.
- James Young

So, We're really L.A.
based with a secondary base in Chicago.
- James Young

People tell us they have been inspired by our music to do great things.
- James Young

We always got a strong response but I think in this
day in age there is less of a marijuana fog at concerts
and more of people just more naturally exuberant -
it seems to me.
- James Young

Being in the studio is okay but sitting in a room by
yourself composing is a discipline that takes a certain
type of mind set and Tommy has a great gift for that as did the previous guy.
- James Young

And in an era where radio stations that are inclined
to play Styx music are your classic rock stations and
the stations that play current music look at us as dinosaurs -
the only way we could reach people with our new music,
generally, is to perform live.
- James Young

But, there was a time when we all had a great thing
going but one person just became very uncomfortable
with it and he had to try to change it around to suit
him more and then it suited no one else but him.
- James Young

Sometimes that mantle is hard to adjust to wearing
but we are at a stage that we are comfortable with
it and we recognize how we are perceived and how the
real core individual that each one of us has apart
from the facade that the public believes that we are.
- James Young

There are a lot of people using technology that are
playing to a click with backing vocals already stuck
in there on some computerized thing that runs along
in time to the show so they have these amazing vocals
that are only partly the guys on stage producing them at the time.
- James Young

Being in a rock band is about touring.
It's about writing songs and it's about making records
but it's also about taking a wonderful smile onto that
stage and making the people feel good about themselves.
- James Young

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent
about things that matter.
- Martin Luther King, Jr. PHOTO

Choose what lies in the shadows to be a matter
for discovery and adventure, rather than fear.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Believe nothing, no matter where you read it,
or who said it, no matter if I have said it,
unless it agrees with your own reason
and your own common sense.
- The Buddha PHOTO

It is the friends you can call up at 4 A.M. that matter.
- Marlene Dietrich

Through humor, you can soften some
of the worst blows that life delivers.
And once you find laughter,
no matter how painful your situation might be,
you can survive it.
- Bill Cosby

Remember, no matter where you go, there you are.
- Confucius

In choosing joy, the finish line dissolves
into a different matter altogether.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Distance cannot matter - ours is a friendship of the heart.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The only questions that really matter are the ones you ask yourself.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

Success seems to be largely a matter
of hanging on after others have let go.
- William Feather

Love is not a matter of counting the years,
but making the years count.
- Michele St. Amand

Often it does not matter so much what we choose,
but that we do choose.
- Alan Cohen

Dreams are renewable no matter what our age.
- Dale Turner

You have to do your own growing
no matter how tall your grandfather was.
- Abraham Lincoln

Confidence is the most important single factor in this game,
and no matter how great your natural talent,
there is only one way to obtain and sustain it: work.
- Jack Nicklaus

It is one thing to say that something should be done,
but quite a different matter to do it.
- Aesop

The truth of the matter is that
you always know the right thing to do.
The hard part is doing it.
- Norman Schwarzkoff

Wherever you go, no matter what the weather,
always bring your own sunshine.
- Anthony J. D'Angelo

Some things will never seem adequate
no matter how hard we try.
- from the movie White Man's Burden

Youth is a quality, not a matter of circumstances.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

Destiny is not a matter of chance,
It is a matter of choice.
It is not something to be waited for,
But rather something to be achieved.
- William Jennings Bryan

It is amazing how much you can accomplish
when it doesn't matter who gets the credit.
- Anonymous

No face which we can give to a matter
will stead us so well at last as the truth.
This alone wears well.
- Henry David Thoreau

I constantly seek excellence
in all domains that truly matter to me.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

No matter what happens, someone will find a way
to take it too seriously.
- Dave Barry

Unexpected events can set you back or set you up.
It's all a matter of - perspective.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Okay, so it's a matter of life and death - now are you happy?
Urgency is never a path to joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Property is intended to serve life,
and no matter how much we surround it with rights and respect,
it has no personal being.
It is part of the earth man walks on.
It is not man.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Whenever you choose to carry resentment and hatred,
you are shouldering an immense burden that damages
your happiness, and often your health.
Does it matter that your resentment and hatred are "justified?"
Only you suffer - not the person you resent.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

One day Alice came to a fork in the road
and saw a Cheshire cat in a tree.
"Which road do I take?" she asked.
His responses was a question: "Where do you want to go?"
"I don't know," Alice answered.
"Then," said the cat, "it doesn't matter."
- Lewis Carroll

Everything we believe is a matter of evolution and history.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Every form of addiction is bad,
no matter whether the narcotic
be alcohol or morphine or idealism.
- Carl Jung

I have become my own version of an optimist.
If I can't make it through one door,
I'll go through another door - or I'll make a door.
Something terrific will come no matter how dark the present.
- Rabindranath Tagore

At the end of a matter ask,
"What will I learn from this to make me better?"
- Mary Anne Radmacher

It doesn't matter how long my hair is
or what color my skin is
or whether I'm a woman or a man.
- John Lennon

The supreme quality for leadership is unquestionably integrity.
Without it, no real success is possible,
no matter whether it is on a section gang,
a football field, in an army, or in an office.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

No matter how dull, or how mean, or how wise a man is,
he feels that happiness is his indisputable right.
- Helen Keller

People will do anything, no matter how absurd,
to avoid facing their own souls.
- Carl Jung

It doesn't matter who my father was.
It matters who I remember he was.
- Anne Sexton

Be who you are and say what you feel
because those who mind don't matter
and those who matter don't mind.
- commonly but falsely attributed to Dr. Seuss,
this misquote consists of the Bernard Baruch quote,
"Those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind."
with additional words added anonymously.

Almost nothing you worry about today
will matter in a hundred years.
Think carefully about what you can focus on today.
Choose tasks that will actually make a positive difference
to your great-grandchildren.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It isn't a matter of black is beautiful as much as
it is white is not all that's beautiful.
- Bill Cosby

The way I see it, it doesn't matter what you believe,
just so you're sincere.
- Linus Van Pelt in Charles M. Schulz' Go Fly A Kite, Charlie Brown


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